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Mountain women can be heroes

NORTH CREEK - A lively program of songs and stories, "Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks," is being sponsored by Johnsburg Historical Society Sept. 10. Featuring folksinger Peggy Lynn and storyteller Sandra Weber, the event will be presented to the public at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek at 7:30 p.m. Weber's exhibit in the Widlund Gallery of TPCC opens at 6 p.m. just prior to the performance.

JHS is also sponsoring the program during the day at Johnsburg Central School for grades 4 through 8 without cost to the school. This is part of the "Johnsburg Local History Project," a joint project of JHS and the North Creek Depot Museum.

The experiences of Johnsburg's own Jeanne Robert Foster, poet, editor, model, actress, social activist and boundary breaker, will be celebrated as well as the experiences of isolated pioneer women, suffragist women, the first woman to climb all 46 high peaks, women who fed the loggers, bareback horseriding women, and women who fought for social justice. Learn through music and oral tradition how "Mountain Women Can Be Heroes."

This program is made possible in part with grants from Rivendell Foundation and from Stewart's Shops.

Cost for the 7:30 p.m. program is $10 per adult. The 6 p.m. exhibit is free. Refreshments will be served after the performance.

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